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Tilden's Scuba Center

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4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2396
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Great place to see reefs

Marathon is open for business. We have used Tilden's for snuba before and just went again. They are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cathysheridan2018
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Orlando, Florida
Scuba Certification & Dive Shop

I completed my Open Water Certification with Tilden’s. I had an exceptional experience and am now... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jimmie E
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Timpson
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Full service training, charter, repair, hydro and retail scuba center. We start classes daily to fit your vacation plans. Scuba, SNUBA, Snorkeling, Spearfishing, Lobstering, Air/Nitrox Fills, Rentals, Retail and Repair...we have it all. No experience needed to breath underwater. We offer one day resort courses and SNUBA starting at age 8 yrs+. Class sizes are very small as we book your classes on demand. Over 30 reefs to dive from Sombrero to Coffins Patch. Night dives and our amazing Thunderbolt wreck Dive are available at your request. Stop in and meet the crew. We’d love to help you explore Marathon above and below our gorgeous water.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2396
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"divers and snorkelers"
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"the reefs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Marathon is open for business. We have used Tilden's for snuba before and just went again. They are the best place ever! Now we want to get certificated for diving, which they also offer.

Thank cathysheridan2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I completed my Open Water Certification with Tilden’s. I had an exceptional experience and am now hooked on diving. I can’t imagine a more friendly, competent, knowledgeable, and group of professionals. Wendy, Zack, Harley, and Cody were phenomenal. Now that I’m purchasing my gear from...More

Thank Jimmie E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been sending our tank Hydros to Tildens since after Irma and they have been absolutely amazing! Honest with their guess on a date of completion and great at working with us! I never really knew anything about dive shops in Marathon until now. Now...More

Thank Jake H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today I booked onto a Tilden’s trip to Sombrero Reef to try SNUBA for the first time, together with my two children (ages 11 and 12). As non-divers who were excited to go beyond snorkeling and try a Scuba-like experience, I can’t recommend SNUBA, and...More

Thank Rodney S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marathon/Tilden's Scuba Center is alive and well. My son and I recently completed our certification there. The instructors were great, as was the entire staff. Wendy, the owner was hands on from start to finish. Great experience!

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a morning snuba diving session with Tilden's, and it was fantanstic!! It is our first time, and the whole morning went so smoothly. We've got very good equipment that fit perfectly, and snuba dived at two sites, which both are...More

Thank Susan Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beware when booking a dive trip with Tilden’s. I am not dive certified & booked a scuba trip but I failed the pool test. Instructor (Cody) explained that I could not scuba dive because of safety which I totally understand. Cody is a very good...More

Thank Lisa B
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Go2beaches2, Public Relations Manager at Tilden's Scuba Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lisa, We can’t predict that students taking the discover scuba course will not be able to complete the skills. It does happen occasionally, however at Tildens we spend 4 hours prior to your boat trip preparing you for the open water. This is a very...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am an experienced diver and wanted to take my daughter, who just got certified last year, to the Keys for her first ocean dive. I really wanted the experience to be special so that she would share my passion for scuba. The group at...More

Thank bbroaddus74
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

I stayed in Marathon the last week of Feb 2018 and scheduled 2 afternoons of diving with Tilden's. The second afternoon I brought 3 family members who wanted to snorkel so we got to experience the majority of what Tilden's offers. They even had some...More

Thank Doug S
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

I was traveling by myself and stopped for a night in Marathon, but stayed for a couple because I liked the atmosphere. Honestly, I chose Tilden's somewhat arbitrarily. What a find! I booked my dive the day before in the shop with a friendly young...More

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andychilmon
March 4, 2017|
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Response from wendy H | Property representative |
We certify PADI & NAUI AOW Divers year round, as well as SSI divers. PADI and NAUI offer an instructor-led dive class, while SSI's program is a little different. Our AOW course consists of 5-6 dives (depending on time of... More
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Bwink167
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Go2beaches2 | Property representative |
Good Morning. Depending on the amount of gear will vary your fee for your trips. If you need no gear it starts at $70 and full gear is $130. All of our trips are approximately 4 hours and travel to 2 locations. We have a... More
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Love2TravLots
January 27, 2016|
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Response from wendy H | Property representative |
Jolly Roger Campground is located between our two shops, close by. Depending on what kind of diving and how often you want to dive while you are here, I recommend calling and speaking with us before your arrival in the... More
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